Emrg+N+See Festival was in San Francisco. I was going there with Michaela and Maya Marie. When we got there the Funginears were playing. It was a big brightly lit room with wooden floors and white walls. They stage was really big on one side of the room. They had all these super innovative high tech new puppets and acts. It was less puppet characters and more interactive sculpture.
One was this small square panel suspended above our heads that was like a fake ceiling. It has lots of sculpting, like some fancy ballroom or something. with you touched the different pieces of sculpting they made noise. I realized that you could take pieces out and they were screw drivers. All painted gold.
Another part was these doorways, about for of them in a row that made whatever was on one side of them invisible. They also made what was in front of them mirror imaged. I was using this effect to make it look like I was levitating.
Another thing was this squarish stringed instrument with lots of loose and twangey strings. You would play it by banging on the front in different places and it would make these crazy sounds and then it has something like a wah-wah peddle on the back that you could control by squeezing a clothes pin. Kyrian showed me how to use it and then I took it around the room and was interacting with people with it.
Then I went in the other room which was dark and looked exactly like New Parish in Oakland. Anahata was playing but she had this projector that had mapped her body and was projecting a rough cartoon Anahata onto her body. I thought she was wearing all black to make this possible at first but she wasn't, in the dark it didn't matter what she was wearing. There was another projection of a sound wave that was going around the whole room and would change size and shape depending on the music.
I left by myself and went back to the car and someone had taped adds for a copy place all over my car in random place: on the roof, on the tire. etc. I didn't take the time to take them off. I tried to start my car and it wouldn't start but started rolling. realized that it was out of gas but I rolled into this gas station. The gas station was really weird, it was for fishermen, and the whole place had this layer of super nasty water on the ground that smelled really bad. I had to get out and step in it though cause I was out of gas other wise. The machines to get the gas dispensed it in bottles (square plastic bottles that the iced tea Michaela likes comes in). So, I'm standing in this muck, ordering like a half gallon at a time of gassoline and pouring it in my tank.
I get out of there and the next thing I'm outside of ENS again and saying bye to people. We had flyers for these different shows. Both of them Imogen Heap was playing at. One was for her solo tour and she was playing at the Cow Palace. The other one was for the Warfield and she was playing along side all these other artists. The only one I can remember was Lady Gaga doing an acoustic set. I hugged Celena good bye as we talked about how crazy a Lady Gaga acoustic set would be.
Then later I was at the Cow Palace. There was another daytime show going on but I was trying to hook up with Imogen Heaps manager to get involved with the tour. I thought that if I just got hired as a stage hand eventually I could meet Imogen, become friends with her and then eventually end up collaborating with her on stage.
Then I woke up.